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Elevator Festival

Elevator is an annual festival of amazing new theatre drawn from some of the most exciting new theatre talent from the North East and beyond, that takes place each spring at Live Theatre.

Brand new theatre productions are put centre stage alongside participatory events, including workshops and discussions. See emerging work at the earliest stages of its development, help shape its future and join in conversations with leading theatre-makers from across the UK.

‘New fresh theatre shouts its brilliance in this annual festival that combines performances with workshops.’   Your Local Top 10, Metro Newspaper

‘Newcastle’s Live Theatre continue to put emerging theatre makers at the heart of their programming…. For anyone with an interest in new and exciting theatre, Elevator Festival provides a fantastic week of education and entertainment.’  Narc magazine

‘This festival is always overflowing with goodies and it looks particularly enticing this year.’The Crack Magazine

Live Theatre's bursary to support work to be developed for Elevator Festival 2020 is now open. 

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  • Arts Council England
  • Community Foundation
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
  • National Lottery Fund


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